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  • Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Kendrick Lamar recently implored listeners to “levitate, levitate, levitate,” but few people realize he was actually talking about chopsticks. To be more precise, Gravity Chopsticks, the chopsticks that levitate so you don’t need a rest to keep them off the table when you’re not holding them. There are no magnets or any other tricks involved in […]

  • ‘Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes)’ by Drew Smith

    ‘Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes)’ by Drew Smith

    Oysters are a somewhat exotic and mysterious food to those who don’t eat them regularly, and those that do tend to have strong opinions on how they should be consumed for maximum enjoyment. So it’s a good thing that somebody wrote it all down to make Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes). That somebody is […]

  • Harrison Oven: The Artisan Oven

    Harrison Oven: The Artisan Oven

    Most of us are content with the oven that was in our home when we moved in, but as with all things there are other levels of craftsmanship and care out there. On that next level is the Harrison oven, an old, old, old-school oven for people who thought electricity in the kitchen was a […]

  • ‘Art of Time': Seiko’s Rube Goldberg Contraption (Video)

    ‘Art of Time': Seiko’s Rube Goldberg Contraption (Video)

    The art of watchmaking carries an inherent limitation; the artist’s creation must be contained inside a watch. A new ad from watch brand Seiko turns that art loose on a (relatively) huge contraption in the vein of Rube Goldberg or Mouse Trap, made from watch components and used to make a new ad for the […]

  • Melina: The Portable Tent Backpack

    Melina: The Portable Tent Backpack

    New from designer David Shatz is an invention that would make Doc Savage proud — a tent that you can wear on your back like a backpack when it’s folded up. It’s called Melina, and unfortunately for all the would-be adventurers out there it’s only a concept piece for now. Melina was conceived “under the […]

  • Ando: David Chang’s Upcoming Delivery-Only Restaurant

    Ando: David Chang’s Upcoming Delivery-Only Restaurant

    Conventional wisdom holds that delivery-only food places are on the lower end of the quality spectrum, although anyone who’s ever discovered a treasured pizza delivery joint will tell you this is mostly just snobbery in action. David Chang the super chef is now getting into the delivery-only game, with a secret New York City delivery-only […]

  • Nike Air Max Con: Like a Sneaker Disney World (Photos)

    Nike Air Max Con: Like a Sneaker Disney World (Photos)

    If ever you were going to make a sneakerhead pilgrimage to another land (unless you’re reading this in Hong Kong), March 23rd to the 27th would be the time. That’s because those are the dates of Nike Air Max Con in Hong Kong, as well as similar events in New York City and Tokyo, commemorating […]

  • Pappy & Company Pappy Van Winkle Maple Syrup and Hot Sauce

    Pappy & Company Pappy Van Winkle Maple Syrup and Hot Sauce

    Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is some of the best and most respected bourbon whiskey there is, and as such, a bottle of the stuff isn’t always the easiest to acquire. Luckily, there’s Pappy & Company, an offshoot brand that sells other products bearing the Pappy Van Winkle brand, including lines of pepper sauce and maple […]

  • ‘Tree in the House’ by Aibek Almassov (Pics)

    ‘Tree in the House’ by Aibek Almassov (Pics)

    A new residential design from Aibek Almassov of A. Massow Architects gives new meaning to the term “tree house.” That’s because rather than being built in a tree, Tree in the House is built around a tree. Tree in the House was originally commissioned by an investor who since removed his funding from the project, […]

  • Screening Room: Watch New Releases at Home, Legally

    Screening Room: Watch New Releases at Home, Legally

    Going out to the movies can be kind of stressful for people who aren’t prepared for it. Movie studios have been trying to give more homebodied cinema fans a way to watch new releases at home for years, but movie theaters have always stepped in and put a stop to it. With Screening Room, it […]